Jessie Keenan notes, 5
In this extract from Jessie Keenan’s project notes, Jessie maps out a version of how she visualises the different stages of collaboration in the life of a live performance work. She considers the importance of using her own archive as a means of moving forward creatively.
Mixed interview, extract 3
Zosia Kuczyńska, Jessie Keenan, and Robbie Blake talk about their experiences of accessing Friel’s archives at the National Library of Ireland and how their thinking around archives has changed over the course of the project.
The sacred core of the play.
This note was written by Brian Friel during the composition process for Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). Friel often referred to what he called the ‘core’ of a given play, which, once established, would be a leading factor in determining the play’s form.
the notion of something forbidden
In this note towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990), Friel suggests that the ‘core’ of the play might be the expression of the uncelebrated or taboo through the medium of dance.